Keila's Blog

Monday, November 28, 2005

Downhill from Here

WHY???? Has the year gone by so fast thus far. Or is it just me? We have 16 days left in the semester and then a 2 week break. I feel like the next 5 months is going to go by at the same pace. I have yet to start working out after school, setting aside some me time. But I am just so tired when I come home from work and I do think I miss home so I think about that a lot. AHH....I need to grow up!!! I told my kids that I would bring them some cookies and drink before X-mas break as a treat for them. I really do think I am going to miss them those two weeks. Some of them just kinda grow on you. I enjoy my first period especially because I have 13 QUIET kids and of those two start talking during the end of class. I could keep them all day. Basketball season is here and I have duty coming up. Its on the weekday so I know I will be tired that next day. I'm so not ready.

Seasons Change- Summer vs. Fall

The changes that I see in myself now that I have been in the classroom for a few months are that I am a little bitter tougher than my nice exterior from the team teaching course in July. This summer I smiled a lot and said "Goodmorning" and "students have a nice day". Now I say "sit down we have class to start and I am not repeating myself" or "I hope you have all the notes because you will be getting a pop quiz tomorrow". Some of the students are starting to effect me a little, like if I take a sick day they will ask, "Ms. Foster where you was? Did you miss us? I missed you!" You never think they really care or notice until you are not there and you come back. I have DEF changed my mind on my classroom mangement. I have also changed my mind on my teaching, being as though there I things beyond my control. Like...the copy machine being out of commission for now going on 7 weeks. WHAT THE H*** AM I SUPPOSED TO DO???? My principal wants miracles. And I am tired of trying to deliver them to please her. It is also getting colder outside which makes me sleep in a little longer and makes me and my kids in first period tired and sluggish. I have to gain energy to help them (energy from the sky). It is also getting darker early and so since I live 30 minutes from work, I try to leave by 3:30 to 4pm (sorry Ben, gotta be 3:05 sometime).